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Chicago Leads Global Conversation Around Urban Waterways

  Chicago is continuing to lead the global conversation around the use of waterways in urban centers. On March 12 and 13, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo convened 17 mayors spanning five continents, 11 countries and who represent 44 million people for the Urban Waterways Forum in Chicago. The event, co-hosted by…

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Chicago Delegation Visits Mexico City for 25th Anniversary

World Business Chicago and Chicago Sister Cities International traveled to Mexico City with a small delegation from September 28-30, 2016 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Chicago and Mexico City. The Chicago delegation was led by The Honorable William Daley, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and Sam Scott, Chairman of…

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Chicago Sister Cities International Welcomes New Co-Chairs

Recently, the Advisory Board of Chicago Sister Cities International approved a resolution to require each of our sister city committees to have two individuals serve as co-chairs. To this end, CSCI is honored to welcome five newly appointed co-chairs: Ruben Ocampo, Co-Chair of the Bogota Committee Annette Seaburg, Co-Chair of the Gothenburg Committee Adriana Escárcega,…

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Chicago City Council Passes Resolutions to Mark Anniversaries of Four of Chicago’s Sister City Relationships

Today, Chicago City Council passed resolutions to mark the anniversaries of four of Chicago’s sister city relationships: 25 years with Kyiv, Ukraine; Mexico City, Mexico; and Toronto, Canada; and 20 years with Paris, France. The resolutions were presented to the Honorable Larysa Gerasko, Consul General of Ukraine; the Honorable Carlos Martín Jiménez Macías, Consul General…

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Sister City Committees Cheer on Runners at Bank of America Chicago Marathon

In celebration of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, the Gothenburg, Hamburg, Osaka, Paris and Vilnius Committees of Chicago Sister Cities International joined with international organizations and foreign consulates to cheer on and celebrate international runners at points along the marathon route on Sunday, October 11, 2015. The Birmingham, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Mexico City and Paris…

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CSCI Wins Innovation Award for Economic Development

Award Recognizes Global Cities Economic Partnership between Chicago and Mexico City CHICAGO, June 18, 2015 – Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) has been awarded Sister Cities International’s 2015 Innovation Award for Economic Development for a city with a population greater than 500,000. The 2015 Sister Cities International Innovation Award for Economic Development recognizes the accomplishments…

Consulate Reception for Chicago Region-Mexico Sister Cities

On May 9, 2014, the Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago hosted a reception in honor of the cities of the consular district who have sister cities agreements with cities in Mexico. Aiming to recognize the importance that the Sister Cities Program has in the bilateral relationship, Consul General Carlos Jimenez Macias reaffirmed the importance…

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Chicago Welcomes Prominent Mexican Business Delegation

Mayor Emanuel, World Business Chicago (WBC), Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Choose Chicago and CSCI welcomed a group of nearly 50 business and government leaders from May 20–22 from Mexico City as part of the Global Cities Economic Partnership signed by Mayor Emanuel and Mexico City Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera in November 2013. The delegation, led…

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Mayor Emanuel in Mexico City

Last week, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was in Chicago’s sister city of Mexico City, Mexico on his first international trip as Mayor of Chicago. While in Mexico City, Mayor Emanuel signed the Global Cities Economic Partnership with Mexico City Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera, an agreement that will help foster trade, exchange and learning, while seeking to…